I've been an admirer of jazz for most of my life and I'm recently starting to try play some. Ideally I'd own a double bass but the cheapest ones start at around 2k and the biggest problem would be their size. My mission is try find a bass guitar that sounds and plays as closely to a double bass that is possible. I'm currently toying with the idea of a fretless Hofner Ignition (Beatles' bass). Not sure if these actually exist or are easily obtainable. So I'm looking for recommendations from you fine gents.